Everybody needs it and most of us have had it. If not, we deserve it. But what is the riddle of ‘it’?
Simply, someone believing in you and offering a helping hand.
We want to hear from young writers with a real desire to write who just need a little jiggling and support to unlock their potential. In return, we’ll offer you a free place on our 12 week online novel course (worth £350), a 3 month and 6 month ‘check-up’ to view work and plan and achieve some writing goals and heavily subsidised mentoring/editing for the next year.
‘Young writers’ describes anyone fairly new to writing – there is no age limit or maximum.
To apply, please send sample writing (up to 5,000) to firstname.lastname@example.org and a covering letter briefly describing your experience to date. Writers may have had one novel published with an independent publisher. If in doubt, check with us.
Deadline: 1 November, 2014
The chosen writer needs to be available to take up their scholarship from mid January 2015. The winner will be announced 14 December, 2014